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Price

£549

Nights

Four

Age range

16-25

Start port

Portsmouth

End port

Portsmouth

DofE

Yes

RYA

Start Yachting

Voyage code

CF657

Bursary

Up to £165

Voyage highlights

Celebrate the new year with a with a TSYT adventure!
Tick off the residential section of your DofE Gold Award
Make new friends and create lifelong memories
No sailing experience necessary

Make it a New Year’s Eve to remember and sail into 2023 on this four-night adventure voyage.

It’s the perfect starter voyage to learn the basics of sailing and work towards and achieve your RYA Start Yachting qualification.

What’s more, the voyage qualifies for the residential section of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, if this is something you’ve being looking to tick off!

This is a great experience for you to learn new skillsgain increased confidence and create lifelong memories.

Places you'll visit

You’ll sail through the Solent and then along the stunning south coast. Be sure to have your camera to hand, as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales. Likely stopovers include CowesPoole and Weymouth.

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Memories.

Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard. If conditions permit, you’ll also get to do some night sailing too.

We divide the crew into two teams (watches) – traditionally, known as Port and Starboard. In your watches, you’ll take it in turns to be involved in all aspects of sailing the Challenger from looking after her to cooking and cleaning.

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadershipteamwork and communication skills— a great addition to your personal record of achievement.

RYA

You may get the chance to complete your RYA Start Yachting qualification while you’re onboard.

The cost of your RYA Start Yachting certificate is included in the price. RYA logbooks are available for purchase onboard at a cost of £6 (Skippers are only able to take cash for this).

Duke of Edinburgh

All voyages of four nights or more qualify for the DofE Gold Residential award. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use the voyage for this.

Further information

The Skipper will determine the final route depending on weather and other variables.

There’s a possibility you could be recommended by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader for future Tall Ships Youth Trust voyages.

Meals onboard are included.

Book with confidence

If you or the person you’re booking for, is unable to take part in this voyage due to any of the following:

  • The area you’re travelling from, or to, has issued a COVID travel ban
  • You test positive for coronavirus (and can supply proof)
  • You’re asked to self-isolate (and can supply proof)

We’ll offer you a credit that can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future reservation booked within six months from the date of cancellation. For more information, please contact: reservations@tallships.org

See our full conditions of booking for our T&Cs.

TS Challenger Current Navy 1

Vessel:

Challenger

Vessel Details

handbook challenger

Handbook:

Challenger Handbook

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Book this voyage

£549